Head of School

Welcome from the Head of School

As you navigate our website, you will discover a school community where students are encouraged to lead and explore. The backdrop of an Indian Springs education is our 350-acre campus, unrivaled in its natural beauty and cutting-edge facilities. Indian Springs’ students are inspired by a sense of place and nurtured by a world-class faculty whose passion for teaching and learning is surpassed only by their dedication to each individual student. Guided by our Motto, Learning through Living, Indian Springs has been educating ambitious and independent-thinking students from Birmingham, across the Southeast and United States, and around the world since 1952. 

Since I first arrived in July 2020, I have witnessed the transformational power of the Indian Springs experience. Countless alums and current students have recounted their stories to me, and although each is distinct, they all share similarities that are at the heart of the Indian Springs journey. Our school community encourages students to discover their interests, passions, and who they are; teaches them to be self-advocates and courageous leaders; and challenges them through active participation in self-governance to make a positive impact on the world. Our Core Values of Innovative Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusion, Infinite Respect, and Involvement are the foundation of an Indian Springs education.

The pages on our website are a good introduction to the school, but words and pictures cannot replace experiencing Indian Springs School for yourself. I invite you to visit campus and see firsthand what makes Indian Springs so special. You will no doubt be captivated by the beauty of our campus as our resident swans swim across the lake, but more importantly, you will be struck by the sense of community and the deep and abiding relationships that we enjoy here. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Meet Scott Schamberger

Scott Schamberger became Indian Springs' seventh Head of School in July 2020. Before Indian Springs, Mr. Schamberger served as the Assistant Headmaster for Admissions and College Counseling at Woodberry Forest School, Director of Institutional Advancement at Randolph School, and Associate Dean of Admission at Emory University. He is President of the Board at the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals.

Mr. Schamberger holds a Master of Education from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University. He is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University.

Mr. Schamberger lives on campus with his wife, Tracy, their two children, and two dogs.


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  • Photo of Scott Schamberger

    Scott Schamberger 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Annie Galey

    Annie Galey 

    Receptionist, Assistant to the Head of School
190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
Phone: 205.988.3350
Indian Springs School, an independent school recognized nationally as a leader in boarding and day education for grades 8-12, serves a talented and diverse student body and offers admission to qualified students regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Located in Indian Springs, Alabama, just south of Birmingham, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

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